Posts from the ‘Riding Skills / Techniques’ category

Keith Code on Trail Braking- Exclusive Interview

There is a lot of misunderstanding about the technique of trail braking; specifically people seem to be either for using trail braking, or against it. Keith Code…

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Go Slow to Go Fast

We’ve all heard the saying that you have to “go slow to go fast,” but what exactly does it mean?   As riders we often long…

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The Limit: Exploring Front Tire Traction

When searching for the “limit” on our bikes there are two probable outcomes, you either crash or you don’t. I’ve experienced both.   The first time I…

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Situational Awareness

Situational awareness is what is going to help you see the car cutting across your lane before it happens, or the pothole that is in the…

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Trailbraking

Of all the riding skills and techniques out there, I’d say that trailbraking is one of the most misunderstood.  People seem drawn to the idea of…

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What’s a Tankslapper?

A tank slapper is a rapid, high intensity and unwanted motion of the handlebars back and forth.  Literally it is the slapping of the bars from…

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Throttle Control: Part I

Mention the term “Throttle Control” to any rider and they will nod importantly and say something to the likes of, “yep throttle control is really important!”…

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Throttle Control: Part II

Read Part I Here:   So, when exactly do you want to get on the gas?   Think about it like this, when you get on…

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Tips for Riding in the Rain

When riding in the rain I think about and adjust four main things with my riding; Braking, Steering, Throttle Control and Body position.   Braking:  Everyone…

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Tips for Riding with a Passenger

Taking a passenger on the back of your bike is a big deal.  You are now completely responsible for that person’s well being.  They have trusted…

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